Standard Qualifier Weekend Starts Saturday On MTG Arena

Check out the updates and new events coming soon to MTG Arena

Diviner of Fates illustrated by Randy Vargas

Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has released their weekly MTG Arena update that includes details on this weekend’s events, collection tracking updates, and more.

Play-In Event And Qualifier Weekend On Deck

Standard competitive action is the name of the game this weekend on MTG Arena. The Qualifier Weekend starts on Saturday, featuring Best-of-three Standard. If you aren’t qualified yet, take part in the Play-In event on Friday for 20,000 gold, 4,000 gems, or 20 Play-In Points. The Play-In event starts at 6 AM PT on Friday while Day 1 of the Qualifier Weekend starts at 6 AM PT on Saturday.

More information on the Play-In event and the Qualifier Weekend are available here.

Collection Progress Tracking Now Live

Players can check on their collection progress by going to their profile then clicking on Set Collection. The page will let you know how far from finishing each set you are, with details on commons, uncommons, rares, and mythic rares.

The Meathook Massacre Banned In Standard, Diviner Of Fates Rebalanced In Alchemy

The banning of The Meathook Massacre in Standard goes into effect tomorrow. WotC is also taking action of Diviner of Fates in Alchemy, rebalancing the card by removing two points of toughness from the creature. Making it a 2/1 will allow more interaction to be viable against the card-advantage creature.

Event Schedule

Events open at 8 a.m. PT (UTC -7) and close at 8 a.m. PT (UTC-7) on the dates shown unless otherwise noted.

Midweek Magic

  • October 18–20: Explorer
  • October 25–27: Standard Shakeup
  • November 1–3: Singleton
  • November 8-10: Phantom Chromatic Cube Bot Draft

Quick Drafts

  • September 30–October 14: Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
  • October 14–28: Dominaria United
  • October 28–November 11: Innistrad: Crimson Vow
  • November 11–15: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Additional Premier Drafts

  • October 6–17: Alchemy: Dominaria Premier Draft
  • October 13–21: Streets of New Capenna Planeshifted Draft
  • October 21–28th: Throne of Eldraine Premier Draft


  • October 14–17: Alchemy Metagame Challenge
  • October 28–November 5: Dominaria Sealed
  • *November 6, 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC)–November 8, 8 a.m. PT (16:00 UTC): Chromatic Cube
    • Best-of-One and Best-of-Three

Qualifier Weekend Events


  • Qualifier Weekend
    • October 15, 6 AM PT–October 17, 4 PM PT
    • Format: Standard (Best-of-Three)


  • Qualifier Weekend
    • November 12, 6 AM PT–November 14, 4 PM PT
    • Format: Historic (Best-of-Three)

Arena Open

  • Arena Open October
    • Day 1, October 22: Alchemy Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
      All participants will receive the Zur stained-glass card sleeve.
    • Day 2, October 23: Traditional Alchemy
      Best-of-Three only
  • Arena Open November
    • Day 1, November 5: Dominaria Sealed Best-of-One and Best-of-Three
      All participants will receive the Urza Assembles the Titans card sleeve
    • Day 2, November 6: Dominaria Sealed Best-of-Three

Note: There are two Sealed events for Day 2, with three wins or one loss.

Read the original article from WotC.